Apple makes changes to the App Store, gives developers a larger share of the take
posted by Alan F. / Jun 09, 2016, 12:29 AM
The top 1% of apps accounted for 94% of the App Store's estimated revenue of $1.43 billion in the first quarter. According to app analytical firm Sensor Tower, that percentage has risen from the 80% of App Store revenue produced by the top 1% of apps back in July 2012. That means that iOS users are having a hard time discovering apps outside of the most popular ones.
During the conference call for Apple's fiscal second quarter earnings, CEO Tim Cook said that for the period, App Store revenues were up 35% year-over-year. With iDevice sales beginning to slow down, Apple is counting on the App Store to provide the company with much needed revenue boosts.
In addition, while Apple will still take its 30% cut of paid app revenue, in the case of a customer who has maintained a subscription with a developer for longer than a year, Apple's take will drop to 15%. And in a big change, Apple will now allow all categories of apps to sell subscriptions, including games. Previously, subscriptions could be offered only by news apps, apps related to cloud services, dating apps, and audio/video streaming apps.
Developers still want some other changes such as the right to offer free app trials, and to include paid updates. Phil Schiller, who has been running the App Store since December, says that Apple looks at everything. The executive says that the company is making decisions on what changes produce a better experience for Apple customers.
source: Reuters via TheVerge
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Apple is feeling the heat!
posted on Jun 09, 2016, 12:49 AM 10
mxy, he's right though, Apple is starting to feel the pinch that others have been experiencing for the past year. Apple isn't ammune to the saturated market. I have made many posts, hoping for Apple to drop in customer interest. Apple can do wonderful things when they're "feeling the heat"... So, on this, I agree with SIGPRO.
posted on Jun 09, 2016, 1:38 AM 10
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App saturation is hurting new developers !! Its time to think lovely developers , make a W10 app and you will be able to get your revenue !!!
posted on Jun 09, 2016, 1:35 AM 2
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It is second time i got that intrusive pop up adware that only can be shut down by closing app, it knows what phone i use , says my phone got virus. It happened just after I cleared my chrome app cash on androind and PA was first site I visited and while reading this first article. Does that mean i have it on my phone or its external?
posted on Jun 09, 2016, 1:53 AM 1
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its just some normal ads
posted on Jun 09, 2016, 2:38 AM 0
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It's not a banner some sort of but intrusive adware because you have to install some program. It takes over your phone in a way, to point. My mother out of not knowing once installed some crap like that lucky I was around so I did hard reset straight away.
posted on Jun 09, 2016, 4:51 AM 1
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The greed is getting worse and worse, with this new change all apps and games will change to a subscription model, for updates as well, all sites that have posted bout this have played it down like as if it's a good thing for customers, (looking after there own)I can tell you one thing I won't be subscribing to no app or game that's not a service, that's for sure, can't believe this! Should be called freemium 2.0 not apple store 2.0, was thinking of changing to Android until i read there doing same thing, i can tell you that this won't work and when it really gets out, there will be a backlash, no 1 wants to give up to a thousand euro for a phone and then start subscribing to games and apps, no one i know would do it!
posted on Jun 09, 2016, 9:16 AM 0
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